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? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america, and around the globe. inflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military -- conflicting messages from the obama administration about a possible military intervention in syria. in muted remarks, the president insisted no decision had been made, and any action would be limited and narrow. is america going to attack the assad regime, and when? mark mardell starts our coverage. in a damascus suburb, witnessed second hand by the whole world is a challenge for america and its presid
this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years,and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? and now, bbc "world news america." washington, from i'm kathy k. the obama administration makes the case, action against the syrian regime. >> the united states government 1429nows that at least syrians were killed in this attack. >> the president himself says he has not made up his mind, and any u.s. response to the chemical attacks will be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitments, any boots on the ground approach. >> saying goodbye to seamus mosty, one of the world's treasured poets, has died at the age of 74. >> welcome to
for equality and economic progress and issued a challenge to america -- to live up to its democratic ideals. how does america measure up today? i'll ask our guests, civil rights pioneer and georgia congressman john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secreta
in the past 50 years we have witnessed what i'd like to call the nonviolent revolution in america, a revolution of values, a revolution of ideas, and our country is a better country. >> you know, the president will speak on wednesday in the same spot. he'll mark 50 years since the i have a dream speech. we've talked over the years, and you told me about a year and a half ago in your view a lot of people can't get comfortable with the idea of an african-american president even though what a testament to the progress and the dream that dr. king had. and you even said during your speech yesterday there are forces, there are people who want to take us back. what specifically are you talking about? >> well, i hear people over and over again saying we want to take our country back. take it back where? where are we going? we need to go forward. we've made so much progress. i often think -- when i was growing up, i thought it was science that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women, colored waiting, those signs are gone. when i first came to washington in 1961, the same ye
were killed. those are the headlines at this hour. america tonight is up next. you can get the latest news online at al jazeera.com. i will see you at 11:00 eastern time. >> on america tonight, now it's all in the timing. washington sends its firmest signals yet that it intends to act. >> they are watching. they want to see whether the united states and our friends mean what we say. >> back to school and adding up the risks. chicago students seek safe passage to class. >> it be glasses on the floor and the drugs. you have to walk through all of that danger and it's very carry. >>> also tonight, losing control. a burst of heat threatens to fuel a new round of california wildfires. ♪ >>> and good evening, thanks for being with us, i'm joie chen. while the timing remains a mystery, the white house laid down some clear markers about the actions against syria. both president obama and his chief diplomat, secretary of state john kerry had high confidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and set fairly clear guidelines in place about how it intends to
." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington. i am kathy k. former egyptian leader hosni mubarak is free and out of resin only two years after being deposed. >> this is depressingly symbolic at a time when the security reborn, theto be man who resided over it has been released from prison. >> as pressure mounts to allow united nations inspectors into the site of yesterday's alleged chemical attack, we investigate the evidence in syria. she sings and she dances and she acts. tonight, she talks about a life that has seen its share of ups and downs. our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hosni mubarak served two years of a life sentence in prison before he was released today. the former egyptian president was flown by helicopter out of jail. to the hospital he is held under house arrest. he still faces charges of complicity in the killing of tahrir square protesters. >> supporters celebrate the turning back of the clock. many celebrated his removal but two years of turmoil have made many egyptians nostalgic. >> hosni mubarak was the best. and weere the be
know, but what we do now. it's a question of american resolve, and america's place in the world. >> our concern with the cause of the defenseless people of syria, is about choices that will directly affect our role in the world and our interests in the world. it is also profoundly about who we are. we are the united states of america. we are the country that has tried not always successfully, but always tried to honor a set of universal values around which we have organized our lives and our aspirations. this crime against conscious, this crime against humanity, this crime against the most fundamental principles of international community, against the norm of the international community, this matters to us. >> and a little while after that, president obama spoke at the white house ahead of a meeting with balkan leaders -- pardon me, baltic leaders. he said there's no open-ended commitments being discussed. there's no american boots on the ground in syria. he did not make a decision but he did express that he wished the international community had already acted and lamented the fact that
claude mckay, fats waller, duke ellington. america experienced and said, we like the style of these people. they enjoyed it, adopted it, integrated it. and exploited it. the popularity of black style and culture soon spread throughout the country. it was not enough for black folks to be artistically admired. black folks wanted and demanded full participation in the social, political, and economic life of american society. that attitude set the stage for the civil rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. on wednesday, august 28, 1963, 300,000 people -- 80% of them black -- marched on the nation's capital as did before this lincoln memorial, declaring that the time for radical change had come -- and stood before this lincoln memorial, declaring that the time for radical change had come. celebrating the past is good. but without a vision for the future, we will never move beyond that past. in 2008, america was ready for an intelligent and articulate black man to sit in the oval office. he brought not only his intelligence, but some swagger into the white house. the reality is
that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our values and our interests. now, we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am a too. but fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility. just longing for peace does not necessarily bring it about. history would judge us all extroardinar illy harshly if we turn a blind eye to use of wepons of massa destruction against all common understanding of decen decenty. we know we have a president that will do what he said he will do. whatever decision he makes in syria it will bear no resemblance to iraq, iran or libya. it will not involve boots on the ground and will not be open ended and it will not assume responsibility for civil war that is already well under way. the president has been clear, any actiony he might decide to take will be limited and tailored response to ensure ay despot's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapon system is held accountable and ultimately we are committed, we remain committed and believe it's the primary objective is to ha
of justice flickered. it never died. because they kept marching, america changed. because they marched, the civil rights law was passed. because they marched, the voting rights law was assigned. because they marched, doors of opportunity in education swung open so their daughters and sons could imagine a life for themselves beyond washing someone else's laundry or shining someone else's shoes. because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed. eventually the white house changed. [cheers and applause] because they marched, america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans, but for women and latinos. asians and native americans. catholics, jews, and muslims. for gays, for americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. the entire world drew strength from that example, whether it be young people who watched from the other side of an iron curtain and would eventually tear down that wall, or the young people inside south africa would eventually end the scourge of apartheid. [cheers and applause] those are th
story is an only in america story and it is an amazing tale of entrepreneurship. you don't want to miss this. then, a big question that affects us all. for the first time in history, a majority of human beings now live in cities. what does that mean? more skryscrapers and congest 8? more detroits? we will look at the upsides and the downsides of an ever more urban world. we have a terrific panel that has some surprising ideas. >>> also les miserables. it turns out that the book by victor hugo is the all-time favorite novel of a middle eastern leader that the west counts as an enemy. i will explain. but first here's my take. we are watching a season of discontent in the world of young democracies. from egypt to turkey to brazil, protests, marches and, of course, one coup. as we watch the turbulence around the globe, i think about our own democratic journey and how interesting it is that the distinctive feature of the american system is not how democratic it is but rather how undemocratic it is. hear me out. we have three co-equal branches of government and the one with the final say on m
." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington, i am katty kay. says that if his country is attacked he will defend himself. if this happens, what kind of effect may this have? >> the horrific aftermath of an attack carried out allegedly by the syrian government using an incendiary bomb. we have this exclusive report. cuba is back in the ring after banning professional boxing for half a century. the punching is flying once again. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and across the globe. in washington, new york and london, there have been a series of tense meetings on syria. presidentt jet -- obama has briefed john boehner, and david cameron is talking to parliament. russia has called a meeting of the security council. no decision has been made but with a threat looming, president assad says that syria will defend itself. the syrian people are increasingly nervous as we report from damascus. it feels as if something big is coming to damascus. the supporters of president assad paraded on the hotel, outside of the where the u.n. inspectors and foreign c
with the national security council, america's top defense intelligence and cabinet officials meeting with the president in the west wing of the white house. a statement from the white house says they reviewed a range of potential options for the united states and the international community, and they note that the gathered group is mindful of the symptoms that are exhibited on many of those images that we have seen coming out in the wake of that chemical attack. chuck hagel, speaking of those options and the military options in particular has told reporters traveling with him in southeast asia that those option require positioning of our forces to be able to carry out whatever the president ultimately decides and we do know that a navy warship has stayed on longer, bringing a total of five into the eastern mediterranean. >> that's anom nus sign for the syrian regime. the red line has been crossed. the president, his rhetoric has toughened. he has talked about a co are fr being deployed by the assad regime. the goal, should the united states pursue a military option, not to enter on o
follow developments on www.america.aljazeera.com. >>> there is condemnation after chemical attacks in syria. al jazeera's omar al asalah now reports. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured. a surge among the dead for missing relatives. a syrian opposition said more than 1,300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol damascus. accusationaccusation strongly dy the syrian government. the shocking pictures of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french government demanding some sort of action. >> if proven opposition is there needs to be a reaction. what does that mean? not to send soldiers into the field but a reaction of international condemnation, and condemnation, i won't be more precise, of force. >> reporter: and germans hinting at barbaism. >> these reports are series and should they turn out to be true it would be an monstrosity. >> reporter: a meeting at the united nations security council failed to produce the best ponce. secre
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their -- work hard to understand the industry that you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. solutionsxpertise and in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is bbc world news america, reporting from washington, i am katty kay. says that if his country is attacked he will defend himself. if this happens, what kind of effect may this have? >> the horrific aftermath of an attack carried out allegedly by the syrian government using an incendiary bomb. we have this exclusive report. cuba is back in the ring after banning professional boxing for half a century. the punching is flying once again. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and across the gl
money real. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. >> welcome back. these are our top stories at this hour. syrian rebels are accusing the government of launching a nerve gas attack they say killed hundreds, including children. the alleged attack comes hours after a team of u.n. weapons experts arrived in damascus to investigate previous attacks. >> bradley ma
is elected with the duty to protect the national security interest of the united states of america and the decision he makes about the decisions that he makes about our foreign policy is with our national security interest front and center. >> now, the white house national security staff put out a statement this evening saying the president will continue to consult with u.s. allies but there is no mention the u.s. will go along with international partners. the next step comes when administration releases it's intelligence report on the chemical weapons attack to the public. the white house has hinted the president may make another statement on syria and presumably a window for action opens up this weekend when u.n. inspectors are scheduled to leave syria, but the u.s. appears to be ready to move before any further action at the ump u.n. they want to send a signal not just to syria but the world about the use of chemical weapons, piers. >> thanks very much, indeed. joining me now is senator john mccain. senator, thank you for joining me. why are you so credit kill of the president's
world news to -- bbcw >> make sense of world news america. >>. opposition groups claim a massive chemical attack killed hundreds of people including children. mubarak could soon be released in jail and put under house and please do not try this at home. -- two-old are put in nine-year-old are in the record books after walking on the wing of the plane. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today the opposition in theory claims the government of bashar al-assad killed hundreds of people in a chemical attack. photographs online show multiple casualties, including children. the un security council held an the meeting. a warning this report contains disturbing and upsetting images. >> just before don something terrible has happened in a damascus suburb. all the signs of a massive chemical attack. they bring in victim after victim. they are cap for breath. some have convulsions. breath.are cast in for -- gasping for breath. in the hospital it is chaos in the rush to help survivors. tooe are other pictures shocking to show. outside more big m sunri
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people. also white people, and to know that a nation such as america and the reason that i struggle with it so hard and i grapple with it so hard is because i really believe in the potential of this country. and this country has not realized its potential, it has not even begun to scratch the surface and the humanities. and because i do feel strongly about that potential and because of the kind of inheritance i've had, it was necessary for may to be this. >> and we are very happy to have harry belafonte joining us now on the program today from new york. mr. belafonte, looking back, what do you think about the promise of dr. king's dream, of everything you worked for? what has been achieved? what still need to bes to be ac? >> i do believe that that moment was filled with dreams of over two centuries of expectation that came from the african-american community. and a big part of the american community. we have enjoyed a great journey in achieving the victories that we did. now today i think that we are under a great threat of having those victories reversed. i think there's a new con
you very much. we're heading i believe >>> this is "world news." tonight, big hit, america's biggest sport will pay nearly $1 billion to football players with brain injuries from the field. but what is the sheer force of one of those blows that will today change the game? >>> countdown to a possible u.s. military strike on syria. president obama is making his case to congress, and we look at the family secrets of the syrian leader. >>> sleeping pills, a wakeup call for americans. a new truth about how many of us are using them and what they do to your body. >>> and behind the headlines tonight, the wife of george zimmerman speaking out, what she says happened the night before trayvon martin was shot. >>> good evening and tonight america's biggest game is generating the biggest headline, a massive settlement between the national football league and thousands of former players. some of them the best players in the game who say they're now living with devastation from all those concussions in the sport they loved. these are the numbers tonight. the nfl promising $765 million i
news at www.aljazeera.com [♪ music ] >> on america tonight. >> nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> sharp words from washington leave little doubt what the u.s. thinks happened to these syrian victims. now focus turns to how and when the world will respond. >>> and the threat to california's most mighty residents. the enormous blazes that have also triggered fears for san francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how will the violence ever end? >> i'm so tired of doing funerals of young men getting killed through gun violence whether by th the police or anor gang. it just wears you down. [♪ music ] >> good evening, and welcome to america tonight. i'm ow joie chen. we start with a high stakes for the united states and the international community. it was these picture, gruesome, grizzly images, hundreds of men, women and children fell by something a week ago that has led increased pressure on damascus to explain and the european capi
. >> this international form cannot be violated without consequences. >> america's toughening position as secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is now all but certain syria has resorted to using chemical weapons. >> new dangers as the nation's biggest forest fire now threatens thousands of buildings, water and energy sources and america's cherished trees. >> a senior muslim brotherhood leader accusing the military run government there are terrorism. >> the secret service agent grabbed her hand and the gun. >> this chilling flashback as former president gerald ford recounts an assassination attempt on his life 30 years ago. ♪ theme >> syria's foreign minister says a potential u.s. strike on syria would serve the interest of groups there in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed 355 people last week in damascus. in a speech moments ago, assad's second in command telling secretary of state john kerr we his regime has not gone against the u.n. investigation. >> it has said that the government used a chemical agent. i categorically deny to mr. kerry, i reiterate there is no single cou
far. >>> those are the headlines at that hour. "america tonight" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time, 8 pacific. ♪ >>> on "america tonight," building the case for action against syria, u.s. forces stand ready to go now what is next? >>> a spike in temperatures forces a time-out. the hid endangers for young athletes, and what can save them. >> we helped him up and started walking back to school, and the fell once again. >>> and timeless words scrawled on scraps, how the letter from birmingham jail lead to a revolutionary moment in american history. >> the letter was a call to the national conscious of america. ♪ >>> and good evening. thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. a showdown looms with washington tonight that western powers are gearing up for some kind of military strike against the government of bashar al-assad. tell us what all of this means. and what is going to happen next? >> the white house insists that the president has not yet made a decision to go ahead with military strikes. you would not know that from the rhetoric with -- from
, this point in time for america to start to lead -- this president to lead. to come before congress and get the approval of congress to do this, he should be able to make this case, i think if he tries to make it, he'll get the boot from congress. >> thank you for being with us. appreciate it, joining me with reaction to this developing story. ann coulter is with us. two big questions i have here. if they're not going for regime change, we have two big questions before us, number one, we have the israelis. now, if iran and syria are saying if they get a cruise missile attack, they're going to attack israel. is the president prepared to defend them? >> no. >> and number two. >> let's start with that one. >> wait a minute. we have to consider that. and what's the point then of lobbying missiles -- >> it's very depressing talking about foreign policy, whenever a democrat is president, because they don't care about america's national intraspective. that should be the only concern the man makes -- by the way, i don't think the president does have to go to congress to bomb someone. he's the comma
promised to resolve the crisis, and centered this clip from america's got talent, while she shopped online for pricey jewelry and furniture. the president has assisted he has had popular support. he says he is trying to protect his country and his people. but critics say he only wants to protect his own power. >> so how did he go from a westernized eye doctor to becoming the president of syria using chemical weapons to massacre his own people. i appreciate you both being here. you interbothed bashar and his father -- >> yes, i did. >> what is your impression of this man? >> i interviewed him very early in his term as president. and he was an unknown. whereas his father had been really ruthless, but he was tough, ruthless, clever, and the son was an unknown quantity. >> despite his western leanings because he had been in london for so long -- >> yes, and i think there were some hopes that syria could be broken off from iran at that point, strategically. >> and ed this is not a guy who resembled your saddam hussein and gadhafis. how he has turned out to be very similar to those guys. >> he i
>> it's august 30th. this is a fox news alert. america loses a key ally. america's top ally now backing out. what that means about a possible strike going forward. the biggest union leader in the united states turning sour on obama care. >> when the act is put together it wasn't thought completely through. >> not thought completely through. can they win the healthcare battle with the unions jumping ship. >> it is not just your wallets with economic pain. even the tooth fairy is getting hit. kids receiving more than ever now. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to the city who never sleeps. you can see that outside this morning. you are watching "fox & friends first" on this friday morning. i am heather nauert. >> i am patti ann browne. thank you for starting your day with us. we begin with a fox news alert. president obama in a bind after america's bigs ally backs away from taking action in syria. go to doug luzader live in washington with the latest. >> good morning. whatever coalition the president was hoping to build here now appears to be in at that timer
america and against our interests. the president is committed to strengthening these programs. he has put forth ideas to strengthen these organs. he is following through on promises of reforms. i terms of specific reports, am not in a position to comment on it because i have not read it. >> is the white house aware of out?toruy coming were you guys aware, and i'm curious if you have concerns about this kind of information being out, or are you comfortable -- >> it is hard for me to a comment on the information in the report. i did not talk to the journalist or can on the story, so i'm not a position to comment on that information. we have talked about our concerns about the damaging leak of classified information, but i am not sure whether or not that applies here because i have not read the story. times talked a couple about the global community being in agreement now on chemical weapons in syria. consensus will strengthen over the next few days, or is it already at a point where the president feels he has international mandate? new -- we consider will continue our consultations with i l
. >> but experts say it is a stretch for the president to say attacking syria is somehow about keeping america safe. >> the only way that the president can legally strike syria is somehow related it to america's defense. quite frankly, i think he is making a pretty tenuous case. >> the other big question concerns precedent. never before have they attacked another country. when sue dam hussein gassed thousands of turks the world took little action. even the state department admits there is no movement. >> is there aware precedent for an u.s. administration to use the use of chemical weapons as a justification to take some kind of retaliatory action. >> no. not to that specific question. >> so there is no precedent? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> the closest comparison may be operation dessert fox. in 1998, that's when the u.s. led a four day bombing campaign. in april 1993, when they launched tom hawks into in an attempt to assassinate george hw bush. in an interview with the washington post aspen said. request experts say this isn't about sending a message to syria at all. but to another american
euros. >> welcome to the week in the americas. coming up, facing charges, two with cocaine stashed in their baggage say they were forced to smuggle the drugs. plus, the passing of one of america's best-known crime writers, elmore leonard has died at the age of 87. but first, two young women from scotland to northern ireland, have made an initial court appearance in peru are they face charges of trying to smuggle 11 kilos of cocaine out of the country. they face between 15 and 18 years behind bars if convicted, but they claim they were kidnapped by a drug cartel and forced to transport the drugs. william hildebrand has the story. what is your nationality? k --llis or read and kellaa reid and maccallum were arrested with 11 kilos of cocaine packed in their bank. >> they were very nervous, confused. they do not speak spanish so it is difficult for them to communicate. >> they say they work forced to carry the cocaine, timing an armed gang recruited them while they were working in bars in the spanish island of the beast a ibiza.-- of th they may have been pawns in a larger plot. >> the
>> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. president obama says the alleged chemical attack in syria is a big event of grave concern but the british take it a step further. course we do believe that this is a chemical attack by the assad regime on a large scale. >> 40 people are killed and hundreds wounded after two car explosions ripped through the lebanese city of tripoli. one photographer shows us the many ways in which martin luther king is portrayed across the u.s.. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and all and around the globe. a big event of grave concern, that is how president obama has described the alleged chemical attack outside of damascus earlier this week. the british foreign secretary has said in no uncertain terms that his government leaves that syrian regime attacked its own people. even russia has joined calls for leading you when inspectors investigate. letting you when .nvestigators in >> treating the injured from the alleged chemical attack in the damascus suburbs. adults and children, frantic medical workers. still u
. but parole. within eight years he could be eligible. this person did america a favor by helping out our droops out of iraq and afghanistan, reporting the wars weren't going anywhere as well as the president wanted to us do be. just just like daniel in vietnam and he needs our thanks. >> you recognize size the other side of that as well. >> you couldn't run a government if people were allowed to make these jump little, if we have good internal systems for whistle blowing and a system where you could get off, make it a defense that it was in the public interest. >> thank you for being with us, the senior managing attorney at the certainty for constitutional right here in new york. good to talk to you. flesh. >> you are thanks for having me. >> wild fires burning in the west are now threatening a national treasure. in northern california, a 25 square mile fire is out of control nereo sim at this national park. more than 50 fires are threatening people and property across at least 10 western states, the national i want agency fire center is now at its highest state of alert. that has not ha
. are what the latest polls. a small percentage want their president to act, but about 60% say america should not stay away -- i mean, it should stay away civil war in syria. but there is a statement that obama should do more for the rebels then just send them on, while almost 80%, i should say 90% to not want america to help the opposition. meanwhile, the medical charity doctors without borders say they received more than 3000 patients suffering when the chemical assault happened. 350 people died, but who was behind the attack is still hard to verify. this is the rebel group saying they have got their largest shipment of weapons in the past three days, with the u.s. military buildup in the region. one man says this is not a coincidence. >> we have to see these elements as connected, as related to each other, as a strategy to try to reverse the course that the war has taken, where the government has made very significant gains, and to try to stifle the effort to bring down the independent government of syria. there are a lot of weapons out there in the world. there are rebel groups at this po
of the house, asking how a military strike serves america's national security? tonight mr. obama spoke to judy woodruff and gwen about how close he is to taking military action. >> first of all, i've not made a decision. i have gotten options from our military, and had extensive discussions with the national security team. we are consulting with our allies, with the international community, and, you know, i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they're held accountable. >> reporter: the president's chief partner against assad, british prime minister david cameron has called a special session of parliament tomorrow to justify retaliating against the ve sheem. >> we have to confront something that a war crime, something that is a crime against humanity. >> reporter: despite the devastating images of dead men, women, and children that have shocked the world and u.s. claims of hard intelligence, even today a week later the syrian ambassador
to this deployment of chemical weapons is in america's core self interest, and the president said the syrian government carried these attacks out. if you circumstance -- circle a couple of dates on the calendar here, you mentioned those un inspectors. it's very clear that the administration or any allied coalition is not going to initiate an attack while those un inspectors are on the ground. then tuesday the president is scheduled to leave the country. he was going to go see putin, and that got changed, instead he is going sweden before going to the g20 meeting. a lot of folks think the president might want to consult with leaders at the g20. others say that is not likely to have this hanging in the air while they are talking about the economy. also another wild-card here, if the british go wobbly in his term on this, and parlment does balk, then that throws another twist and angle into the potential timing. >> mike, tell us precedent for this. >> well, i think the most direct precedent is 1993 and 1998. 1993 a plot was uncovered tos a -- s a nate president bush. really underscoring the sym
almost quite obviously referred to in that interview, if america's core national interests are at stake? >> let me go to paul, who is in capitol hill, and paul, of course, many members of congress back home on recess that's why they have this conference call, have you heard anything tonight? >> well, that's right. there is mounting frustration what we are hearing. mounting bipartisan frustration, they are worried that any attack can draw the u.s. further into the syrian conflict. and they are also frustrated about the lack of an end game. about a clear policy for a way out. >> paul, do we know anything about the briefing at the white house that they had with congress? have you hear anything about that. >> they have heard there are problems with that video conference. a problem securing enough video conference lines so the conference had to be declassified on ur classified report. president obama said it wouldn't be regime change or even changes the civil war. they are trying to keep it out of the hands of terrorists. >> we know the ashad regime maintains stock piles. we have indicated o
extinction. >> aljazeera turns to sports. components of the aljazz mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >> we have been talking about syria all morning, but we have some developing news coming out of egypt. protests in support of ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi are taking plagues in the country. police have closed entrances into cairo and shut down metro stations in tahrir square to contain the protestors. flash style protests are being held in order to avoid fighting with police. >> eight years ago, hurricane katrina slammed into the gulf coast. more than 1800 people died in one of the worst natural disasters in this nations history. the city is still recovering. some very creative people have gone to the big easy to help drive its revival. >> he's come a long way since helping his father fix up houses in vermont. he's a respe
.s. ambassador to bahrain. there are two schools of thought about what america should do on egypt. one of them is to stand up and back these protests, and the other is to hold our cards close to our chest because we don't know what will happen. >> the united states should exercise strategic patients. people in the united states are troubled by what they see on violence, and by this however, this is a process that will take a long time to play out. we should hold our fire and encourage the egyptian government to work through state institutions and to support those institutions. to not take steps to undermine them and limit the ability to work through these issues. moment,uggest at the the best course is stability even with the control of the military. >> i don't see that as the choice. but the military has a role to play. this is a pillar of the egyptian state. with the judiciary and the legislature. mohamed morsi neutered the judiciary and the legislative, leaving the military. the choice is between the big states and. it is in our interest and the interest of the friends of egypt to support t
black people but also white people. to know that a nation, such as america and the reason i struggle with it so hard because i really believe in the potential of this country. >> actor and civil rights activist harry boll phone -- belafonte. headline this morning the tallahassee democrat, a turning point and a quote from the mlk speech, i have a dream that this country will live out the true meaning of its creed that all men are created equal. our question as we begin on this wednesday morning, do marchs still make a difference? 202-585-3880 those of you under the and of 50. over 50, 202-585-3881. we begin with james joining us from grand fork, north dakota. caller: hey steve. calling again. i'm actually 49. right on the edge and i'm going to be 50. i'm not north dakotaian. i called before and i came out here for work for this hard to be a white man in suburbs of philadelphia. certain trades get displaced and you have to find your own way. i'm out here celebrating. i don't celebrate diversity. i noticed that c-span and msnbc there's an obsession with race. it's funny how white peopl
team oracle usa for the america's cup next month. this will be new zealand's fifth appearance in the last six america's cup races. >>> reporter: san francisco fog might dampen an airshow or fireworks but it's just part of the game for the sailing teams competing to race oracle for the america's cup. new zealand whisked out of the fog to defeat italy's luna rossa team. >> we mean to go on and do the whole deal at the end, you know. we want to bring home the cup. >> reporter: the win caps a tumultuous summer that saw artemis team member andrew simpson killed. followed by a fierce debate over a physical change to rudders for safety that some teams said would hinder the boats. the alteration was tossed out. despise criticism of the america's cup as an overbehind billionaire's sport, bay area sailing fans flocked to watch and defend the races. >> absolutely. i can't think of a prettier venue and the fact that they are still racing the 45s after this is over, i think the excitement is there and people are really enjoying it and i think that's doing a great deal for the sport. >> rep
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight. the president's tough words for syrian leader, bashar al assad, as u.n. inspectors prepare to leave syria, american warships move into position. the entire middle east bracing for an attack. and we're live from the region. >>> i wish to god these circumstances had been different. >> an abc news exclusive interview with george zimmerman's wife, speaking out for the first time about the night trayvon martin was shot. and the terrifying months in hiding with her husband. >>> breaking overnight. explosive allegations about nfl star aaron hernandez. was he using angel dust and carrying a gun at all times? now, big questions about how much patriots coach bill belichick really knew about his player's behavior. >>> shocking on the racetrack when a driver loses control. trapped him and engulfed in flames. how he walked away, racing in the same car just 30 minutes later. >>> and good morning, america. the crisis in syria continues to grow. so many developments right now, as that deadline looms for the u.n. inspectors to leave syria. there
a massive outbreak of measles in america. well, some people are blaming some christian teachings. >>> and a montana teacher is convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. why did the teacher only get 30 days in jail? days in jail? >>> let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >p >>> "outfront>>> "outfrn drumbep drumbeat to wdrurn drumbep drumbeat to wdrum louder. wall street suffered its worst day since june as the obama administration clearly laid the groundwork for a possible military strike on syria. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should and must be held accountable. >> market analyst todd schoenberger is "outfront" with us tonight. thank you for being here. how much of the drumbeat you heard from the vice president and the president and the administration about oil in the region? >> quite a bit because it's a grave concern for everybody at wall street. it was top of mi
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